Committee on Research Policy and Planning

Mandate

Approved June 2014

In discharging its functions the Committee shall:

  1. In tandem with the Dean and in close consultation with Departments/Schools oversee the implementation/coordination of the Faculty Research Plan.
  2. Enhance the scholarly climate by developing overarching faculty strategies for advancing research scholarship and creative work; and by generating ideas and approaches for implementing these strategies.
  3. Examine policies related to research grant /award adjudications and provide oversight of the procedures.
  4. Facilitate connections and communications between the Committee and other research bodies of the university.
  5. Liaise with any Senate committee(s) that have research planning and policy functions to ensure a free flow of ideas and information between the Faculty and the University level on matters of research and scholarship.
  6. Liaise with any research committee(s) in units, encourage and exchange research/scholarly ideas, enhance the scholarly climate of the faculty, and discuss the development of research, scholarship, and creative work within and across the units.
  7. Constitute sub-committees for research adjudications, and from time to time establish ad hoc working groups to deal with emerging priorities in relation to research and scholarship.
  8. Grant Adjudication Sub-Committee (chaired by a member of CRPP), reviews applications for minor research grants and other grants or awards, according to policy and procedures established by the CRPP and approved in Council, and disburses funds as available and appropriate.
  9. Awards and Celebrations Sub-Committee (chaired by a member of CRPP) reviews and adjudicates nominations for any awards for research excellence and scholarly creative excellence, and any other prizes that shall be approved by the Faculty Council.
  10. Committee Secretary prepares final report for submission to the Office of Research Ethics. CRPP reviews the year-end undergraduate research ethics summaries from all academic unit Research Ethics Boards.
Membership:

Seven faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term.
Two students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Liberal Arts and Professional Representative on the Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee (APPRC)
The Representative from the Libraries
One Research Officer
Representative from the Communications Unit
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall members from the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools.

Quorum will be at least half of its voting members, the majority of whom are faculty members. The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.

Grant Adjudication Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or dean’s designate

Five faculty members with at least one from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools elected annually by and from the Committee on Research Policy and Planning
One Research Officer
Secretary of Council or designate

Awards and Celebrations Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or Dean’s designate
Five faculty members with at least one from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools elected annually by and from the Committee on Research Policy and Planning
One Research Officer
Secretary of Council or designate

Membership 2020-2021

Chair: Marcel Martel, Department of History

Xiaohui Yu, School of Information Technology
Manar Jammal, School of Information Technology
Rosemary Coombe, Department of Social Science
Nergis Canefe, Department of Politics
Kelly Thomson, School of Administrative Studies
Cary Wu, Department of Sociology

 

Representatives from SCOLAPS:

Naquee Blake
Achiaa Kusi

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting):

Ravi de Costa, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research
Leslie Sanders, LA&PS Representative on the Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee (APPRC)
David Cuff, Director, Strategic Research and Partnerships
One Research Officer
Representative from the Communications Unit
Representative from the Libraries
Chair of Faculty Council or Designate
Paminderjit Sunner, Coordinator, Faculty Council & Committees

Scheduled Meeting Dates 2020-2021

The Committee on Research Policy and Planning will normally meet on the fourth Monday of each month (September - June) from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. For Faculty Council and Standing Committees Scheduling Document, please click here.

For the academic year 2021-2022, the Committee on Research Policy and Planning will meet on the fourth Monday of each month (September - June) from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

DATE
September 28, 2020
October 26, 2020
November 23, 2020
**Rescheduled** December 15, 2020
January 25, 2021
February 22, 2021
March 22, 2021
April 26, 2021
**Rescheduled** May 31, 2021
June 28, 2021

Minor Research Grant

The Grant Adjudication Sub-committee of the Committee on Research Policy and Planning adjudicates the Minor Research Grant.

Awards for Distinction in Research

The Awards and Celebrations Sub-committee of the Committee on Research Policy and Planning adjudicates the Awards for Distinction in Research.